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    12.7mm DRILL

    Can anyone tell me the maker and country of origin of this 12.7mm/.50cal drill round?.
    Non magnetic (stainless?) steel solid ,bored out to the shoulder,fluted.Very fine turning marks.
    Headstamp; 12.7mm DRILL 00 AM 04 .

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    cheers
    Bob

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    Nobody got any ideas?
    Have heard a suggestion that it is a manufacturers drill round,possibly Australian or Isreali(?), being metric guessing could also be European?.

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    The wording "Drill" is most commonly used within the UK and maybe some Commonwealth states.

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    hi kahu1. I have a simular drill round here only mine is in .303 cal. word is it`s made in th netherlands some time
    in the mid/late 90`s. I still don`t know why they made .303 cal drill rounds in those days.
    also it`s not a one of as they are still for sale at jumbles. the headstamp is not from AI/EMZ in the netherlands.

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    Thanks for that info RNLMC, kind of ties in with the manufacturers drill round theory.
    Have been told it is a .50cal QCB (FN) drill round,so possibly Belgium? .

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    I may be able to help here. I have the same drill round with the years dated 03 and 01. The person I got them off said they came from the Australian Navy. I don't know which country supplied them but they are quite common in Australia.

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    The Dutch .303 inch drill rounds were made for the Dutch Marines who apparently still had Bren guns in the early 90s.

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    TonyE

 

 

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